Instructional Activity# Spread Out and Share

Lesson 9. Unit 8. Grade 6 Open Up Resources

Open Up Resources15 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 9, Unit 8, Grade 6. This activity introduces students to the concept of mean or average in terms of equal distribution or fair share. The two contexts chosen are simple and accessible, and include both discrete and continuous values. Diagrams are used to help students visualize the distribution of values into equal amounts. The first set of problems (about cats in crates) can be made even more concrete by providing students with blocks or snap cubes that they can physically distribute into piles or containers.